Aliases for ARSG Gene
External Ids for ARSG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ARSG Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the sulfatase enzyme family. Sulfatases hydrolyze sulfate esters from sulfated steroids, carbohydrates, proteoglycans, and glycolipids. They are involved in hormone biosynthesis, modulation of cell signaling, and degradation of macromolecules. This protein displays arylsulfatase activity at acidic pH, as is typical of lysosomal sulfatases, and has been shown to localize in the lysosomes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]
GeneCards Summary for ARSG Gene
ARSG (Arylsulfatase G) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ARSG include Usher Syndrome, Type Iv and Usher Syndrome, Type Iiia. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Sphingolipid metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sulfuric ester hydrolase activity and arylsulfatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ARSA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ARSG Gene
Displays arylsulfatase activity at acidic pH with pseudosubstrates, such as p-nitrocatechol sulfate and also, but with lower activity, p-nitrophenyl sulfate and 4-methylumbelliferyl sulfate.